“. . . [O]f value to anyone interested in understanding crime and trying to stop it.”—Governor Mario M. Cuomo
This explosive and thought-provoking investigation goes to the heart of America’s fear of crime, takes on the most common myths, and sets them straight. How safe are we? Here are Crimewarp’s startling conclusions: • The odds are twice as great that you will commit suicide this year than be murdered. • It is 32 times more likely that you will be involved in a car crash than become the victim of a violent street crime. • A woman is twice as likely to die of heart disease than be raped.
Criminologist Georgette Bennett uses the latest statistics to predict these and other dramatic changes in future of crime.
“[This] highly regarded book analyzes the ripple effect of intersecting new social forces in changing the nature of crime and society’s changing responses to crime.”—The Washington Post
“A groundbreaking book, solidly researched, but easy to digest.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Published by Anchor Mar 01, 1989| ISBN 9780385230919